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Alzheimer's Foundation of America Announces 2009 College Scholarship Winner
Date:5/12/2009

Teens Nationwide Echo Call for Alzheimer's Awareness

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emily Riber, 17, always knew her grandfather for his charming sense of humor, and as she watched Alzheimer's disease rob him of the jokes he once told, she took comfort in the social workers who were there to guide him and her family. It was their ability to improve his quality of life and the invaluable resources they provided to her family that have inspired her to pursue a career in social work.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) recently awarded Riber of Monroe, CT, the second annual AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship. Her poignant essay, a requirement for the competition, recounted this close and often humorous relationship with her grandfather and how his illness and compassionate nursing home care have inspired her to give back. Riber plans to attend the Silver School of Social Work at New York University in the fall.

"Having a family member with Alzheimer's disease definitely raises one's awareness of those in need," Riber said. "While in college, I hope to begin working within the Alzheimer's community to support teenagers in a similar position."

Riber is just one of a growing number of teens who are reaching out to AFA in search of resources for Alzheimer's disease that are specifically geared toward this age group. In response, AFA's teens division, AFA Teens, is thriving: visitors are increasingly viewing its Web site, www.afateens.org, to learn about the disease, connect with peers and express themselves on a bulletin board, and seek support from AFA social workers.

Teens in various parts of the country are also forming AFA Teens chapters to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease in their communities through different types of activities. For example, a high school
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